One of 'the Few': The Memoirs of Wing Commander Ted 'shippy' Shipman AFC

Overview

This book is based on the copious notes that Ted 'Shippy' Shipman wrote in the 1970s and brings a firsthand insight into the life of an RAF Spitfire pilot during the early war years and then his remaining wartime and postwar service until 1959.
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Overview

This book is based on the copious notes that Ted 'Shippy' Shipman wrote in the 1970s and brings a firsthand insight into the life of an RAF Spitfire pilot during the early war years and then his remaining wartime and postwar service until 1959.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844156870
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
  • Publication date: 4/19/2008
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Acknowledgements     xi
Introduction     1
Taking the Plunge: Enlistment     2
Trying to Get On     8
To Fly or Not to Fly?     13
No. 41 Squadron, Catterick     19
Spitfires!     31
Preparing for Action     42
Action at Last!     49
Dunkirk     76
Back at Catterick     89
Interviews in 1990     100
A Perfect Interception     107
Goodbye Forty-One     111
Moving On     117
Journey to Southern Rhodesia     121
ECFS Again     133
Goodbye to Flying Training     141
Germany     143
Home Again     147
Suez and Cyprus     156
Boulmer     161
So to Retirement     164
Postscript     166
Air Ministry Records     168
History of No. 41 Squadron     170
The Vickers Supermarine Spitfire     172
Aircraft Flown   Ted 'Shippy' Shipman     177
Summary of Flying   Ted 'Shippy' Shipman     178
Translation of a letter from BernhardHochstuhl to Ted Shipman, 11 July 1990     179
Transcript from Durham Police Occurrence Book for 15 August 1940     181
Transcript from Dennis Knight's Notes Relating to 15 August 1940     182
Extracts from a Letter from Hans Kettling to E.A. Shipman, January 1980     185
Eyewitness Accounts from the Ground, August 1940     188
Luftwaffe Organisation     192
Notes on Each Pilot Mentioned     195
Names of Persons Mentioned in the Text     204
Diagrams     207
Bibliography     213
Index     214
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